Still celebrating National IT Professionals Day with 3 months of free Premium Membership. Use Code ITDAY17

x
?
Solved

Xendesktop vDisk will not boot, help?

Posted on 2009-06-29
6
Medium Priority
?
3,352 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-11
I have followed all the instructions and not sure if I have all the hotfixes and updates. But I have reseached this issue and have not been able to get this resolved without asking a question directly. I have created the vDisk and attached it to the device. I have used http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX121028. Stuck at Boot Target to vDisk because target decise freezes at the black screen with the progress bar. Never gets to the XP log screen. When I look at the Provisioning server the vDisk is locked but the Device has not booted. I have to force reboot the device after changing boot option to hard drive vs network. Can anyone help me? I am not getting any errors anywher.
0
Comment
Question by:lynchc24
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 3
6 Comments
 
LVL 14

Expert Comment

by:amichaell
ID: 24739903
No errors in the Provisioning Server's logs?
0
 
LVL 14

Expert Comment

by:amichaell
ID: 24759069
lynchc24, is this still an issue?  I went through the instructions on the link you provided and I didn't see anything wrong.  The steps were a bit different from the XenDT Admin Guide, which I tend to follow.  For example, your link has the VDA being installed last.  I include it when I first build the golden image.  
0
 

Author Comment

by:lynchc24
ID: 24762244
amichaell, thanks for responding. My first golden image attempt was from the XenDT. In researching I discovered the XenAppPrep. Is this needed (sysprep) to make the golden image? To answer your 1st question, no errors in Provisioning Server logs. Thanks in advance.
0
Migrating Your Company's PCs

To keep pace with competitors, businesses must keep employees productive, and that means providing them with the latest technology. This document provides the tips and tricks you need to help you migrate an outdated PC fleet to new desktops, laptops, and tablets.

 
LVL 14

Accepted Solution

by:
amichaell earned 2000 total points
ID: 24762398
You don't need XenAppPrep.  Try the instructions in the attached file.  This is a document I'm putting together (not yet complete as you'll see) mainly for myself to facilitate learning.  I seem to learn better by writing up documentation.  The instructions aren't detailed in that I don't go in to every excruciating detail, though I believe it will be enough for you to get by.  It really shouldn't be that much different from what you are doing now, though maybe there is some detail in there that will get you up and running.
Creating-a-VDI-environment.doc
0
 

Author Comment

by:lynchc24
ID: 24762561
WOW, you and I think a like or learn a like. I am putting something together as well for cross-training purposes. This will help me tremendously. Give me a day and i'll let you know if this got me straight. You are awesome.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:lynchc24
ID: 31597950
Thank you so much. This was eactly what was needed.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: IP Lookup

Get more info about an IP address or domain name, such as organization, abuse contacts and geolocation.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

If your vDisk VHD file gets deleted from the image store accidentally or on purpose, you won't be able to remove the vDisk from the PVS console. There is a known workaround that is solid.
What if you have to shut down the entire Citrix infrastructure for hardware maintenance, software upgrades or "the unknown"? I developed this plan for "the unknown" and hope that it helps you as well. This article explains how to properly shut down …
This course is ideal for IT System Administrators working with VMware vSphere and its associated products in their company infrastructure. This course teaches you how to install and maintain this virtualization technology to store data, prevent vuln…
Video by: ITPro.TV
In this episode Don builds upon the troubleshooting techniques by demonstrating how to properly monitor a vSphere deployment to detect problems before they occur. He begins the show using tools found within the vSphere suite as ends the show demonst…

721 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question